We regret to inform you that Bellator featherweight Jordan Parsons has passed away.
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a dear member of the Bellator family, Jordan Parsons,” stated Bellator President Scott Coker in an email statement sent out Wednesday afternoon. “Jordan was an exceptional athlete and a rising star in the sport. But more importantly, he was an exceptional young man. Jordan was hard-working, dedicated, intelligent, and a pleasure to be around. He represented all the reasons we love this sport. It is a terribly tragic loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and teammates.”
Parsons was struck by a hit-and-run driver last Saturday in Delray Beach, Fla., and suffered critical injuries. The 25-year-old Fargo, N.D. native fought hard and the doctor’s even took one of his legs. But when fighting is who you are, win or lose, you don’t quit. He’s certainly in a better place now.
Police are still searching for the driver. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jordan, his family and friends.
RTJordan's family needs your help. Bring this person to justice. If you see this RR w/left side damage call DelrayPD pic.twitter.com/HgOfjtvC6I
— jordan parsons (@PrettyBoyMMA_JP) May 4, 2016